Because of that she had never had enough energy to be herself, a person who, like everyone else in the world, needed other people in order to be happy. But other people were so difficult. They reacted in unpredictable ways, they surrounded themselves with defensive walls, they behaved just as she did, pretending they didn't care about anything. When someone more open to life appeared, they either rejected them outright or made them suffer, consigning them to being inferior, ingenuous.
People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don't deserve them, or that they'll be unable to achieve them.
Certain people, in their eagerness to construct a world no external threat can penetrate build exaggeratedly high defense againts the outside world, againts new people, new places, different experiences and leave their own world stripped bare. It is there that bitterness begins irrevocable work.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Come on, let's go. Crazy people do crazy things.
People become fascinated with pictures and words, and wind up forgetting the Language of the World
If only everyone could know and live with their inner craziness. Would the world be a worse place for it? No, people would be fairer and happier.
People learn, early in their lives, what is their reason for being. Maybe that's why they give up on it so early, too.
The happier people can be, the unhappier they are.
People need not fear the unknown if they're capable of achieving what they need and want.
The boy knew a lot of people in the city. That was was what made traveling appeal to him-- he always made new friends, and he didn't need to spend all if his time with them.
People learn twenty-five percent from their teacher, twenty-five percent from listening to themselves, twenty-five percent from their friends, and twenty-five percent from time.
People no longer try to decipher the mystery of life but choose instead to be a part of it.
What they forget is that, from Ancient Greece on, the people who returned from battle were either dead on their shields or stronger, despite and because of their scars.
A lot of people think something is right, and so that thing becomes right.
Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart.
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